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Thread: Wolverine Wakemaker

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2023
    Prairie Grove, AR, USA

    Default Wolverine Wakemaker

    When refinishing the deck wood of a 1954 Wagemaker what am I supposed to do with the groove between the deck boards?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Sound Beach, NY

    Default Re: Wolverine Wakemaker

    Hi Don, welcome aboard!
    I'm not familiar with those boats. Perhaps some more details or pictures would help.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Armada, MI, USA

    Default Re: Wolverine Wakemaker

    Around here, the seams were generally filled with white (sometimes black) deck seam compound, then varnished over.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Seattle, WA

    Default Re: Wolverine Wakemaker

    I have never seen a Wagemaker in person but I have a very similar Whirlwind that just has plywood decks. Are the decks on the Wagemaker actually planked? Or are they plywood with faux seams? If the latter, then the answer is paint, generally white.

    Edit: I found this video which clarifies things:

    The deck planks are separate pieces but they are thin and the groove between them is not a proper seam, it's just cosmetic. The only thing that belongs there is paint.
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